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Spotlight Costa Rica-Lagarta Lodge on Nosara Beach in Costa Rica, See the Sea Turtles nesting

Spotlight Costa Rica-Lagarta Lodge on  Nosara Beach in Costa Rica, See the Sea Turtles nesting Lagarta Lodge is a small hotel sitting in the mist of a private nature reserve and with views to the beautiful blue green waters of the Pacific Ocean.  So if you are planning on a vacation to Costa Rica and want a place "off the beaten path".  A place...

Costa Rica Spotlight: Life at Hacienda Pinilla Costa Rica

Costa Rica Spotlight: Life at Hacienda Pinilla Costa Rica What is so special about Hacienda Pinilla?   Is it tranquility?  The beautiful jewel blue-green Pacific waters?  The most gorgeous sunsets?  Golfing with a view to the ocean?   Riding a horse on a Sunday afternoon along the long stretch of unspoiled beach?    Experience a dry trop...

Want to See Bats? Go to Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica

Want to See Bats?  Go to Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica If you are traveling to Costa Rica for a vacation and are in the northwestern province of Guanacaste be sure to take a day trip to Santa Rosa National Park. To get there take the Inter-American  highway (highway 1)  north from Liberia.  Drive about 35 km north from Liberia and watch...

A Great Day Tour in Manuel Antonio-Quepos, Costa Rica. SPOTLIGHT: “The Rainmaker Tour” Home to the Harlequin Toad.

[caption id="attachment_2796" align="alignleft" width="300"] Suspended Bridge above the rain forest canopy[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2797" align="alignleft" width="129"] Harlequin Toad in Costa Rica's Rain Forest[/caption] A Great Day Tour in Manuel Antonio-Quepos, Costa Rica. SPOTLIGHT:  "The Rainmaker Tour" Home to the Harlequin Toad. ...

One Day in the Central Valley of Costa Rica. What Should I Do?

[caption id="attachment_2787" align="alignleft" width="640"] Poas Volcano National Park[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2789" align="alignleft" width="252"] Juan Santa Maria's Statue-Costa Rica's National Hero[/caption] One Day  in the Central Valley of Costa Rica.  What Should I Do? If you are traveling to Costa Rica for vacations or whatev...

When is The Worst Weather in the Central Valley of Costa Rica?

When is The Worst Weather in the Central Valley of Costa Rica? The worst weather in the central valley of Costa Rica, San Jose, Alajuela, Grecia, Heredia,   and Atenas.  is September and October when the rainfall if very very heavy.  You can expect heavy rainfall every day and with good luck you will get some sunny mornings with the rain comin...

Travel Tips on Spending Money and other Things Related to Travel to Costa Rica

Travel Tips on Spending Money and other Things Related to Travel to Costa Rica I am going to share with you some of the travel tips I have learned over the years while working as a travel agent and arranging vacations to Costa Rica for my clients. American Express credit cards are not accepted everywhere in Costa.   Master charge and Visa are w...

Can You Guess Where this Beautiful Stretch of Beach is in Costa Rica?

[caption id="attachment_2776" align="alignleft" width="600"] This Beautiful Beach is Near Cabo Blanco and Montezuma Costa Rica[/caption]...

What is the Name of the First National Park to be Established in Costa Rica?

  What is the Name of the First National Park to be Established in Costa Rica? Cabo Blanco National park is the first national park to be established in Costa Rica.  It is a  beautiful 1,172-hectare Nature Reserve, located on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula in Puntarenas province.  Two  immigrant,  Nils Olof Wessberg and hi...

Is Tamarindo Beach Town In Costa Rica Named for the Tamarind, a Tropical Fruit Tree?

  Is Tamarindo Beach Town In Costa Rica Named for the Tamarind, a Tropical Fruit Tree? Tamarind is a tropical fruit tree native to Africa. It grows in tropical climates and can survive without a lot of rainfall, such as the NW Pacific areas of Guanacaste in Costa Rica.  Its tree itself is often planted for a shade tree and it's  fru...